Book 1, The 100 Series
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The first book in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit CW television show.
No one has set foot on Earth in centuries -- until now.
Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents -- considered expendable by society -- are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life...or it could be a suicide mission.
CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she's haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor's son, came to Earth for the girl he loves -- but will she ever forgive him? Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth.
Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind's last hope.
From Publishers Weekly
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Good story... but
Loved the story but was very disappointed with how it ended. Would pay $15 to $20 for ENTIRE story, but not per book. Next one coming out is $10 for 300 or so pages??? Sorry, I won't be buying, as much as I'd love to finish it.
I'm coming from a different perspective than I usually am, having seen the show before reading the book. But I've got to say, I'm disappointed. I came to the show through the well-written female characters and the representation of people of color and bisexual representation. It's a great show.
Because I loved the show, I decided to go ahead and read the book. Mistake. As soon as I started reading it, something felt off. About 50 pages in, I realized it was the lack of good writing and the abundance of cliché characters and weakly written relationships and character interactions. And the life on the ground underdeveloped. And Clarke Griffin, who in the show is a conflicted character who makes bad decisions as well as good, apparently is based on a weakly written, supposedly altruistic, girl who moons over a terribly written, handsome boy.
Usually when I seen screen adaptations of books, I'm underwhelmed by the write washing and removal of lgbt characters and foreign cultures. With this book, it's the opposite.
Not at all impressed
I usually read the books before watching the movie or show but this time I watched the show before not knowing it was a book. I loved the show with it's compelling plot and dynamic characters so I was expecting the book to hold up to these standards. Instead I found a book with no emotion, a slow moving pace, and absolutely no plot. I see why the show had to add all those scenes in to make it interesting. Just watch the show.